The Arizona Diamondbacks are showing interest in free-agent relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The 30-year-old right-hander split the 2015 season between the New York Mets and Oakland Athletics, registering 19 saves while striking out 64 batters and walking 31 in 71 innings pitched. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com
The owners of the New York Mets are no strangers to financial calamity. After losing $550 million in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and paying out $80 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they were in on the scheme, Fred and Jeff Wilpon managed to keep their team by taking out loans and slashing payroll. Read more...
Yoenis Cespdes says his first choice was to remain with the New York Mets.
There's no mistaking the powers that be in Major League Baseball. The Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals have done a lot of winning recently, and now the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets and Houston Astros look ready to follow their fine examples. Eh, but enough about them. Show More Summary
The New York Mets and doctors have reportedly set back the timetable for starting pitcher Zack Wheeler's return from elbow surgery and are now expecting him back in 15 months (July 2016), according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. The...Show More Summary
It's only the second day of February, but we still feel compelled to ask: Are you ready for a rematch between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in the 2016 National League Championship Series? A bit soon? Obviously. But still a valid...Show More Summary
With Yoenis Cepedes re-signing with the New York Mets earlier this week, all MLB free agents that could reasonably fall into the “top 10” discussion have come off the board. The biggest contracts of the 2015-16 offseason have all been signed and sealed — come spring, it will be up [...]
Recently the Seattle Mariners announced that Ken Griffey Jr. will have his number retired by the organization; this following his selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ken Griffey Jr. was not the only 2016 inductee as former Major League Catcher, Mike Piazza will be joining him. Show More Summary
The New York Mets played in the World Series last year, and third baseman David Wright believes that success is helping the team lure big-name players such as outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, per Adam Schein of CBS Sports (via Mike Axisa of CBSSports.com): Until this Yoenis signing, we didn't have that big splash, sexy free agent signing. Show More Summary
Jeff Wilpon says he thinks Yoenis Cespedes' decision to stay with the New York Mets signals a change in how the often-struggling team is viewed. "We're a destination now where players want to be,"... To view the full story, click the title link.
After two months of uncertainty, the New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes reunited when the former All-Star signed a three-year deal on Tuesday worth $75 million to help the defending National League Champions get over that final...Show More Summary
Yoenis Cespedes is back with the New York Mets to beef up their offense — for one full season, at least.
For New York Mets fans, the final days of July 2015 will always be the time when Wilmer Flores cried and Yoenis Cespedes arrived. It's fair to wonder if it will sometimes be best remembered as the time when Zack Wheeler stayed. Flores and later Cespedes became Citi Field cult heroes in the team's best season in more than a decade. Show More Summary
All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was a highly coveted free agent this offseason yet chose to remain with the New York Mets instead of changing clubs for a fifth time within three years. The team officially announced Tuesday that Cespedes...Show More Summary
Mike Piazza's No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer.
The New York Mets announced Monday that longtime catcher Mike Piazza will have his No. 31 jersey retired by the franchise on July 30. Adam Rubin of ESPN.com added that Piazza will be only the fourth team member in Mets history to have his number retired. Piazza played for the club from 1998-2005. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com
Yoenis Cespedes finally ended months of speculations as to where he would sign, officially making his return to the Mets.
As New York Mets announcer Howie Stern likes to say after a win, “Put it in the books.’’ And 2015 was certainly a win for New York City, according to last week’s state... To view the full story, click the title link.
No one thought the New York Mets would be able to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes. But lo and behold, Cespedes will be a Met through at least 2016.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright praised Yoenis Cespedes on Friday for being a "great teammate" before the team signed the outfield to a three-year contract. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News spoke with the longtime franchise...Show More Summary